Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Adult Primary Care & Bioidentical Hormone Specialist in Palm Springs, CA
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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Palm Springs, CA

An age-related decline in your reproductive hormones can lead to a range of symptoms severe enough to interfere with your quality of life. At the offices of D Reddy Narayan in Palm Springs, California, Dharmavijaypal Reddy Narayan, MD, offers Biote® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore your hormone balance. Treatment can resolve symptoms like hot flashes, low sex drive, and moodiness that result from low testosterone in men and low estrogen in women. Call the office to schedule a consultation for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or book an appointment online today. 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment for hormone imbalances that occur with aging.

For women, the transitional years to menopause (the time when periods stop for good) can cause a wide range of symptoms due to a decline in estrogen and progesterone. You might also experience symptoms of a hormone imbalance at a younger age if you undergo chemotherapy or other treatment for certain types of reproductive cancers.

In men, hormone imbalances can develop with aging and result in a variety of symptoms relating to the loss of testosterone.

By supplementing your natural hormone levels with bioidentical hormones, you can find long-lasting relief from your symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are structurally similar to the hormones your body makes naturally, but they come from plant materials.

When should I consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at D Reddy Narayan if you have symptoms of a hormone imbalance. These symptoms can include:

  • Persistent fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Moodiness
  • Increased belly fat
  • Reduced sex drive

Women may also experience vaginal dryness and irritation that causes painful sex. Men with low testosterone can experience loss of muscle mass and body hair, and erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Narayan can run blood tests to assess your hormone levels. He also reviews your medical records to ensure you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

What can I expect during bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

When you start BHRT, Dr. Narayan works with you to find the best hormones and dosage to relieve your symptoms. It can take some time to find the right combination so that you can enjoy optimal symptom relief.

Bioidentical hormones are available in a variety of delivery methods, such as tablets and injections. Dr. Narayan offers Biote bioidentical hormone pellets for your therapy. He places the pellets just under the surface of your skin during a minor in-office procedure. The pellets slowly and consistently release hormones into your body to rebalance your hormones. 

As your symptoms begin to dissipate, Dr. Narayan continues to monitor your progress with treatment. He can adjust your dosage when necessary and determine how long you should continue your therapy.

Call the office of D Reddy Narayan to find out if Biote bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you, or book an appointment online today.